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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do people start refusing to go out into the fog?
(a) The fog is poisonous.
(b) It makes them claustrophobic.
(c) It smells funny.
(d) The fog serves as a hiding place for terrifying creatures.

2. Who is the Greek?
(a) Mike Scollay's love interest.
(b) Mike Scollay's brother-in-law.
(c) Mike Scollay's business partner.
(d) Mike Scollay's rival.

3. What does Randy do when LaVerne is attacked?
(a) He tries to burn LaVerne's attacker.
(b) He pushes her over the edge.
(c) He tries to save her.
(d) He just watches.

4. What does Hal's oldest son find in the attic?
(a) An old photo album.
(b) A wedding dress.
(c) A stuffed monkey.
(d) A picture of a monkey.

5. In "Here There Be Tygers," what does Charles call the bathroom that leads him to be corrected by his teacher?
(a) The basement.
(b) The receptacle.
(c) The banishing place.
(d) The wc.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what project are the soldiers trapped in the store affiliated?

2. What does Curt begin to discuss with the poster in his room?

3. How does Hal's youngest son feel about his older brother's discovery?

4. Who is Mr. Nordoff?

5. What had Mark's son done when the attendants put the mask on him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

2. Stephen King is apparently trying to make his reader think when reading "The Jaunt." Do you think King wrote this story with that challenge in mind, or do you think he wrote it for pure entertainment?

3. What do you think is the importance of Curt's tale of Cain and Abel?

4. The narrator seems to follow a theme throughout the story. What is the main theme the narrator displays?

5. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

6. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

7. What seems to be the factor linking Mrs. Todd and Homer?

8. What significance does the word processor hold for Richard after Jon's death?

9. While Randy is trying to save Deke from being sucked between the cracks in the raft by the black, oil-like creature, what is Randy doing to try and stay sane through the unbelievable situation?

10. In what format is "Paranoid: A Chant" written, and what significance does it lend to the story?

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